Additional Guidelines & Resources

Ag Industry Guidance

Tennessee Department of Agriculture offers guidance for farms and forestry businesses, livestock shows and events, meat and poultry processors, agricultural fairs, pick-your-own produce farms, livestock markets, on-farm production sales and more. Visit

Dental Procedures

The Governor’s Office worked with the Tennessee Board of Dentistry to establish guidelines aligned with the American Dental Association. For additional information, visit and

Houses of Worship

The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives released guidance for faith communities on gathering together in houses of worship. Full guidance can be found at

Non-Essential Medical Procedures

The Governor’s Office and the Tennessee Medical Association issued guidance for non-essential medical procedures. Full guidance for hospital and non-hospital procedures can be found at

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

CDC offers guidance based on what is currently known about COVID-19. This guidance is updated frequently and may help prevent workplace exposures in non-healthcare settings. This guidance also provides planning considerations for community spread of COVID-19. Additional information can be found here.

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so. Available for download here.

Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants and Food Pick-up/Delivery

US Food and Drug Administration offers best practices for food providers during COVID-19. For a downloadable document, click here.

How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings

CDC offers guidance on how to wear cloth face coverings, including how to create a homemade covering. For more, click here.

List of Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

EPA shares its list of recommended products to use against COVID-19. For more, visit here.

Guidance on Vulnerable Populations

CDC offers guidance for vulnerable populations who need to take extra precaution. For more, click here.